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Tomas Germundsson

  • Teaches on 3 courses
  • Convener on 3 course parts


Tomas Germundsson, professor of Human geography at Lund University since 2009 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Letters in Lund since 2012. Member of the Pedagogical Academy at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University. Member of the Evaluation Panel for Historical disciplines, Archaeology, Cultural and Historical Geography at the Swedish Research Council.

My research interests are primarily within cultural geography, especially landscape studies and historical geography. I have mainly studied landscape and settlement changes in Sweden and Scandinavia during the period of modernity, ca 1750-1950. Enclosure reforms, landowning patterns, the landscape of the great landed estates, the Swedish smallholding movement are examples of focuses in my research. I also perform research on cultural heritage and environmental issues in a landscape perspective.

I supervise a number of doctoral students within the field of landscape geography and I have been leading several doctoral courses in cooperation with other departments in the Nordic countries. I teach on all levels on our educational programs, and I am especially fond of excursions and field studies.

Current research projects

I am currently leading a project investigating the politics, planning process and landscape changes in connection to the threat of rising sea levels in southernmost Sweden. The research is carried out in cooperation with researchers from the Swedish Agricultural University.

I am involved in a project called “The Metropolitan Corridor Revisited” that investigates the history and the current situation for small urban agglomerations in southernmost Sweden. The project is led by a landscape architect.

I am also doing research within a project focusing on urban greening in Malmö.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Tomas Germundsson
E-mail: tomas [dot] germundsson [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se


Department of Human Geography

+46 46 222 84 21



The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences